Effect of Bromobenzene Pretreatment on the Hepatic Glutathione Content and Glutathione S-transferase Activity in Bromobenzene Treated Rats

흰쥐에 있어서 Bromobenzene전처치가 간조직 중 Glutathione 및 Glutathione S-transferase활성에 미치는 영향

  • 신중규 (경산대학교 보건과학과)
  • Published : 1997.06.01


To evaluate the effect of bromobenzene pretreatment on the bromobenzene metabolism, the animal group was induced the stage of slight liver damage with 7 times bromobenzene injection every two days (400 mg/kg body wt. i.p.). In the present experimental animal model, the single dose of bromobenzene(400 mg/kg body wt. i.p.) was injected to the bromobenzene-pretreated rats and the hepatic aniline hydroxylase(AH) activity, glutathione(GSH) content and glutathione S-transferase (GST) activity were determined at the intervals of 2, 4, 8, 24 hours throughout 24 hr. The activities of hepatic AH and GST were generally higher in bromobenzene-pretreated rats than those in normal group throughout the whole course of experiment. Furthermore, the decreasing rate of hepatic GSH content was also higher in bromobenzene pretreated rats than in normal rats. Moreover, the value of V$_{max}$ in hepatic GST was higher in bromobenzene pretreated rats than that in the normal rats. In conclusion, these results indicate that the pretreatment of bromobenzene may rather enhance the bromobenzene metabolism.